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[ped-uh-goj-ik, -goh-jik] /ˌpɛd əˈgɒdʒ ɪk, -ˈgoʊ dʒɪk/
of or relating to a pedagogue or pedagogy.
Origin of pedagogic
1775-85; < Greek paidagōgikós of a child's tutor. See pedagogue, -ic
Related forms
pedagogically, adverb
nonpedagogic, adjective
nonpedagogical, adjective
nonpedagogically, adverb
unpedagogic, adjective
unpedagogically, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for pedagogical
  • Moreover, reform textbooks may believe in inquiry approaches but teachers are the ones that make pedagogical decisions.
  • Its motive is probably pedagogical.
  • At the time, this seemed like a brilliant pedagogical approach.
  • Not surprisingly, he favors the use of computer games and simulations as the proper pedagogical method for digital natives.
  • Successful candidates will be committed to our pedagogical and institutional priorities and practices.
  • We disagree on pedagogical approaches to literature, then.
  • But my brain hears a tired voice, female and pedagogical, and the impulse subsides.
  • This fact, and not some genuine pedagogical calculation, is what makes them vulnerable to the budgetary reaper.
  • Indeed, a district leader needs both pedagogical knowledge and managerial skills.
  • But that, he admitted, was mere pedagogical cover for a deeper and more personal motive.
Word Origin and History for pedagogical

1610s, from Latin paedagogicus (see pedagogic) + -al (1). Related: Pedagogically.



1781, from Latin paedagogicus, from Greek paidagogikos "suitable for a teacher," from paidagogos "teacher" (see pedagogue).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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